BkMk Press Books

The World Is One Place

Native American Poets Visit the Middle East

By Linda Rodriguez, editors

    Jim Barnes • Kimberly Blaeser • Trevino L. Brings Plenty • Natalie Diaz • Diane Glancy • Joy Harjo • Allison Hedge Coke • Travis Hedge Coke ...

The Red Hijab

By Bonnie Bolling

Poetry. Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by H. L. Hix.   Featured on The Rumpus...

Wild Things

Stories

By Jaimee Wriston Colbert

  New Collection of “Linked, Rural-Noir” Stories Depict Endangered Humans in Endangered Environments           Jaimee Wriston Colbert has given...

Plumbers

Poems

By Robert Stewart

  These poems are moving, experienced, and, in their own hardbitten earthy way, pretty elegant. I love the way Stewart’s affection for his subject, his genuine sweetness, keeps being close-shaved by a tough, realistic sense of l...

Heirlooms

Stories

By Rachel Hall

Heirlooms is a fascinating series of interconnected stories about members of an extended family of Jews before, during and long after the Holocaust, in France, in Israel, in the United Sta...

Navigating a Life

Henry Bloch in World War II

By John Herron & Mary Ann Wynkoop

  Limited Edition Free shipping in the U.S.   From the Preface...

The Capital of Kansas City: Stories

Stories

By Gary Gildner

From the American Midwest to Mexico and Paris, Gary Gildner’s stories in The Capital of Kanas City explore love, death, and aging with whimsical humor. The cast of quirky but fully human characters are led by Mary Beth Urquhart, a l...

The Grass Labyrinth: Stories

By Charlotte Holmes

The linked stories in The Grass Labyrinth by Charlotte Holmes challenge the reader to determine if the artist’s work is worth the pain often visited on those who share an artist’s life.  Whether in a college town ...

Chickenhood

Seven Poems

By Robert Stewart

Published by Woods Colt Press (BkMk Press distributor) In these seven poems the ovum...

One Blackbird at a Time

Poems

By Wendy Barker

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Alice Friman  featured on Poetry Dail...

King of the Gypsies

Stories

By Lenore Myka

Winner of the BkMk Press G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Lorraine M. López. A new generation in Romania—with a few American friends—face‚Ä® communism’s ghosts with ...

The Billion-Dollar Dream

Stories

By Robert Day

Day’s characters can be hoarders, filthy, larcenous and adulterous.  But there always emerges a moral point, a discovery or self-discovery, a quick drawing of the breath at what has been revealed or irretrievably lost.  Just as Pau...

There Is Not Fashion to It

Selected Poems

By Thomas McAfee

Edited by Ted Schaefer, Tricia Schaefer, Kay Callison, Jerry Dethrow, and Greg Michalson Though he is best remembered as one of Missouri's leading authors in the 20th century, one who helped launch the...

Quiet City: Poems

By Susan Aizenberg

  Featured in Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry  Read the review in...

Drawn from Water

An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story

By Dina Elenbogen

  "This beautiful book should be required reading for anyone who cares about Israel." —Andrea Kempf, ...

Border States

By Jane Hoogestraat

Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Luis J. Rodriguez Featured on Garrison Keiller's ...

Thorn

Stories

By Evan Morgan Williams

  Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Al Young Winner of the...

Now We Can All Go Home

Three Novellas in Homage to Chekhov

By Catherine Browder

  Reviewed in ForeWord Reviews ...

Boulevard Women

By Lauren Cobb

Winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Kelly Cherry ForeWord Reviews Award, silver in short stories Chautauqua Prize...

Beauty Mark

Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry selected by Kevin Prufer

By Suzanne Cleary

  Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, winner Paterson Poetry Prize, citat...

Last Lambs

Poems

By Bill Bauer

  Finalist, Eric Hoffer Award Reviewed in ...

The Library of Dreams

New & Selected Poems 1965-2013

By Howard Schwartz

  Reviewed in ...

Trouble Behind Glass Doors

Poems

By Walter Bargen; Mike Sleadd (cover art)

  “Trouble” is organized into three sections: the first considers the poet’s varying and ambiguous role as laureate, the second contemplates and illustrates and ludicrous nature of the phrase & whole facts,...

It Must Be Time for Something

Poems

By Crystal MacLean Field

Latest Chapbook from BkMk Press:  It Must Be Time for Something by Crystal MacLean Field.  Av...

In Someone Else's House

Poems

By Christian Barter

  Maine Literary Awards, winner, poetry Featured on PBS News Hour Weekly Poem, Verse Daily...

Axis Mundi

Poems

By Karen Holmberg

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Women's History Month at the Kansas City Public Library Explores Modern Day Gorgons with Poet Michelle Boisseau for New Letters on the Air

Michelle Boisseau will talk about her fifth poetry collection, Among the Gorgons with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam in a live event (more) on Thursday, March 23, 2017. RSVP

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

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